More Rugged Baby Boy

Welcome to all the visitors to my blog.  I hope that you are enjoying the variety of posts from cardmaking and scrapbooking to photography.

I am still working on my son’s scrapbook album and here is a photo layout of him at 2 weeks old.  He was such a tiny wee baby and very photogenic and it is hard to believe that he is now 23 years old and taller than me!

James rugged layout using the Border Maker cartridge - Twinkle chain.Sorry the photo seems a little uneven but I hope that you can see my layout ok.  I love using the border maker twinkle chain cartridge and I think that will be a theme throughout this album.  I also like to keep my layouts fairly simple and as I have said before I try to coordinate colours to bring out the photos as they are the focal point of a layout.  The blue and yellow background highlight the lovely yellow jacket that James is wearing.

Another factor in how I scrapbook is the photos are old and printed way before digital cameras were developed (I really am showing my age here!) and some of my photos are not great quality and I just have to make do.  It makes a huge difference with all the digital camera and post production technology available today and the quality of photography is so much better.  I have tried to print of scanned negatives but the quality is not as good.  But you can’t change the past and I have to do what I can with what I have.

Materials used:

Creative Memories Cardstock – Cloud

Creative Memories Cardstock – Yellow

Creative Memories  Rugged Paper Ribbon

Creative Memories Rugged Sentiments

Creative Memories Rugged Additions paper mat and stickers

Creative Memories Decorative Cardstock – yellow

Creative Memories PS I Love You Epoxy Stickers (unfortunately no longer available)

Happy Scrapping

Patricia

Reflections of cards

Welcome back

When I was at Crafty Angels last week I did these cards out of one piece of 12 x 12 cardstock.  I love using the Reflections range to make cards as the colours are so peaceful and serene.  The flowers are gorgeous as well, topped off beautifully by the bling from the Enchanted range.  You can also see I have made a daisy from a previous post as well as using the border maker picket fence and twinkle chain cartridge.

The background paper in the middle card was printed off from my StoryBook Creator 4.0.  I find that is a great way to get different papers when I need something in a hurry.  I have also used it for doing sentiments, as well as in the last card.

I must confess to using my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders dies as well as some Stampendous and Stamp’n’Up stamps for the sentiments.

I got the dimensions for these cards from http://scraphappywithbrenda.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/3-cards-from-12×12-base.html.  Creative Memories card Creative Memories card Creative Memories Cards

 

Materials used:

Creative Memories Cardstock – White

Creative Memories Cardstock – Cloud

Creative Memories Cardstock – Green Apple

Creative Memories Reflections Paper Flowers

Creative Memories Reflections StoryBox Mat pack

Creative Memories Border Maker – Twinkle Chain and Picket Fence cartridges

Creative Memories Place’n’Punch Blossom

Creative Memories Enchanted Epoxy Stickers

Creative Memories Rotary Trimmer

Creative Memories Tape Runner

Creative Memories Precision Point glue pen

Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two

Stampendous stamp – sorry lost the name of this stamp (I think it is no longer available)

Stamp’n’Up stamp

If you would like to know more about Creative Memories and their products please feel free to contact me.  As you can see they are very versatile for all your cardmaking and scrapbooking needs.

I hope you all have a great day.

Happy crafting

Patricia

 

 

Creative Memories Cards

Welcome

Creative Memories StoryBox packs and embellishments make great cards and are really easy to do.  Here are some of my examples that are already on Pinterest, but please feel free to repin them from this site.

These cards have been created using the Cheerful Storybox Papers, Ribbons, and Buttons.  The greetings are printed of my StoryBook Creator 4.0 and the picket fence is made using my Border Maker System.
These cards have been created using the Cheerful Storybox Papers, Ribbons, and Buttons. The greetings are printed of my StoryBook Creator 4.0 and the picket fence is made using my Border Maker System.
I have used CM Reflections Storybox Papers and Flowers with some accents from Divine Flowers.  I have used my Storybook Creator 4.0 to create the Greetings.
I have used CM Reflections Storybox Papers and Flowers with some accents from Divine Flowers. I have used my Storybook Creator 4.0 to create the Greetings.
4 cards Using CM Reflections Storybox Papers, Flowers and Enchanted Expoxy Stickers.  I have also printed off greetings using my Storybook Creator 4.0.
4 cards Using CM Reflections Storybox Papers, Flowers and Enchanted Expoxy Stickers. I have also printed off greetings using my Storybook Creator 4.0.
Thes cards have been made using the Fabulous Storybox Papers, Flowers, Buttons, Paper Ribbons and Sayings.
Thes cards have been made using the Fabulous Storybox Papers, Flowers, Buttons, Paper Ribbons and Sayings.
The Divine StoryBox papers, Ribbons and Flowers make very elegant cards for special occasions such as Weddings and Anniversaries.
The Divine StoryBox papers, Ribbons and Flowers make very elegant cards for special occasions such as Weddings and Anniversaries.

As you can see the Power Palette Ranges provide an easy way to coordinate colours and embellishments for simple but effective cards.

Happy Crafting

Patricia